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    Corvair Dragster?

    sounds pretty cool!




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    Re: Corvair Dragster?

    Nice!
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    Re: Corvair Dragster?

    maybe I should of done that instead of the 427 in my corvair van?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleek Freak View Post
    maybe I should of done that instead of the 427 in my corvair van?
    No, I'm sure the big block was cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Lightning View Post
    No, I'm sure the big block was cheaper.
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    Im with Rob. I can't imagine what it would cost to build a corvair engine, with roller cam, roller rockers, and custom billet heads!
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    Re: Corvair Dragster?

    In the early 70's a place called EnMac Engines were producing VW 40 HP to 130hp...Talk about Bad Ass!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gone Green View Post
    In the early 70's a place called EnMac Engines were producing VW 40 HP to 130hp...Talk about Bad Ass!!
    I remember them randy! I worked on a couple really unique 36 hp style, Okrasa engines. dual port (36hp style) dual carb, with a small super charger. The Piston skirts, were drilled, and slotted for flex, and they had needle roller bearings, for the wristpins. The crank, was fully counterweighted, and the connecting rods, appeared to be the Carillo style, porsche used. I wish I had taken pictures of the builds. That was in 1977, damn. I'm starting to get old!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78_Tahiti View Post
    I remember them randy! I worked on a couple really unique 36 hp style, Okrasa engines. dual port (36hp style) dual carb, with a small super charger. The Piston skirts, were drilled, and slotted for flex, and they had needle roller bearings, for the wristpins. The crank, was fully counterweighted, and the connecting rods, appeared to be the Carillo style, porsche used. I wish I had taken pictures of the builds. That was in 1977, damn. I'm starting to get old!
    Starting to get Old? Man I was Born Old...anyway friend of mine Bob Shlitters worked there and I went to see him dyno one that he built, Fuck Me...Chevy rods..Chevy pistons in a VW? That thing was 140+ HP..I don't remember the torque, too many years ago...the one Bob built went to a Sprint Buggy they used to run behind Fremont Drag Strip
    I wont go into detail about his dad doing R+D for Mopar in the 60's +70's

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    Man what a cool story! We definitely. need to get together, near water, and share a few cold beverages, this year. You gonna be a CFW NYD?
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